QUATERMASS / THE STONE TAPE
CD-R Auricle AMCDR 197 £7.00
2. The Stone Tape 30'58"
at Tachyon Studio 1 April 2012.
Digital transfer 3 May 2012.
Master by Alan Freeman 30 June & 1 July 2013.
Cover by Alan Freeman.
Dedicated to Nigel Kneale.
Alan Freeman: guitar, live and processed electronics.
Steve Freeman: bass, electronics, objects, sounds.
Dave Powell: guitar, flute, hurdy-gurdy.
Some Triax sessions end up with me picking and choosing the best bits,
some can be released almost intact. This session I left notes "no need
to remix, just remove the feedback" - actually I needed to do a bit more
than that. But no remix was needed at all, just some balancing, a bit of
repair and that's it!
Named after two famous Nigel
Kneale stories this has to be one of the most powerful and challenging of
Triax releases to date, each of the works may start innocently enough, but
they reach extraordinary heights. Heavy on the electronics and guitars, and
with layers of flute in "The Stone Tape" there's actually very
little of Dave's usual patent hurdy-gurdy, if any - although he did play it
on these sessions.
CD-R - released 1/7/2013.
Bandcamp download - released 22/9/2014.
Routenote distributed download - released 26/3/2019.
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THE STONE TAPE
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